Two bouts scheduled for the Bellator 253 card have been axed.
Bellator 253 will take place this Thursday night, December 19. In the main event, A.J. McKee and Darrion Caldwell will collide in a semi-finals bout. The co-main event will see the return of former UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson as he shares the Octagon with Jason Jackson. The action will take place inside an empty Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Two bouts that were planned for the event have been canceled. Lance Gibson Jr. vs. Shane Kruchten and Richard Seixas vs. Marcus Surin are off the card. The Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation did not give clearance to Kruchten and Surin, which explains why those bouts were canceled. MyMMANews brought word of the situation.
There is another change to one of the matchups on the Bellator 253 card. Jason Markland will replace Mark Glover. Markland will share the cage with Sullivan Cauley.
FIGHT SPORTS will be providing live coverage of Bellator 253. Be sure to check back on the homepage on fight night for a live stream of the prelims as well as live results throughout the night. We’ll also be bringing you video highlights of the main event once the action concludes.